Goodbye, Huey Teocalli! Model of the Main Temple of the Zócalo CDMX says goodbye

The Secretary of Culture of the Government of Mexico City announced that early this morning 16 of September I know retirement the replica of Main temple of the capital’s Zócalo, after its last function was the commemoration of the cry of Independence.

During the national celebration, the last special projection of light and sound “Memoria Luminosa” was carried out on the monumental model of the Huey Teocalli, which was installed from the August 13 as part of the commemorations of the 500 years of Mexico-Tenochtitlan indigenous resistance.

This last special function lasted 5 minutes in which the mythical origin and end of Tenochtitlan was told in a dynamic and colorful way.

The Directorate of Major Festivals conducted a survey of 407 people who attended the Plaza de la Constitución, who assured that observing the projection “allowed them know aspects of the history of Mexico that they did not know ”.

Capital 21 broadcast “Memoria Luminosa” and achieved an audience of more than half a million viewers.

Model and projection

The reproduction of the Templo Mayor or Huey Teocalli, made at 35 percent of the original size, was based on the most recent investigations of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and featured four sides of the scale representation of the pre-Hispanic religious building with a height of 16 meters, 27 deep and four levels.

The audiovisual narration “Memoria Luminosa” consisted of the projection on the four sides of the model, of the greatness of the ancestral origins that motivate the celebration of the “500 years of Indigenous Resistance Mexico-Tenochtitlan” and whose duration of each function was of 15 minutes.

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The visual show will be available on Capital 21’s YouTube channel: for later consultation.

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